AND THE WINNERS WERE. . .
SIMI HILLS G.C. - 12/06/2018: Event was cancelled due to Rain & Inclement Weather. BALBOA MUNI G.C. - 12/13/2018:
Our Bi-Annual Scramble Format was played this day with the team results as follows: Low Gross: 64 by the team of Chambers, Venetos, Simon, Belson. Low Net: Tied at 49.25 were the teams of Crook, Gannon, Moskoff, Lewis and Oblak, Mayer, Winship, Miller. Most Birdies/Eagles: 8 posted by Team Chambers; Closest-to-the-Pin: Hole #4: Troncatty, Knickerbocker, Planck, Cala. Hole #13: Team Crook and Hole #17: Team Chambers. It was reported that all 4 teams had a great time punctuated by a plethora of "high fives" and "way ta' goes"! BUENAVENTURA G.C. - 12/20/2018: Ron Troncatty absconded with 3 of the 4 birdie payouts and won the Super Low Gross with a sizzling 2-over par 72 that led to 2nds in both Low Net & Low Putts to top the day's money list at $82. Former member Rocco Buffolino returned after a long absence from our tour to scoop up the remaining birdie and post the Low Putts winning number for a $36 payout. Jimmy Dodds' First Places in both Low Net & Partners were worth $18. The Porter Low Gross award was taken by Mike Gannon who added ties for 3rd Low Net & 2nd Partners for a $13 total. The remaining half-dozen winners accepted single digit dollars as follows: Val Mayer $6 for Partners 1st; Brian Oblak $5 for 2nd place ties in both Super Gross & Partners; Marilou Miller $5 for ties in both Partners 2nd & Net 3rd; Bob Stone $4 as the Porter Gross Runner-up; Bruce Simon $3 tied for Partners 2nd; and Two Bucks to Gordon Crook who tied for Super Gross runner-up. Los Robles Greens G.C. - 12/27/2018:In the Spirit of the Holiday Season our Group "shared the wealth" as 10 of this day's 12 entries finished "in the money". Jimmy Dodds' double birdie payout of $40 topped the winners list. Marilou Miller posted a trio of First Places - Low Net, Low Putts, and Partners for a $32 payout. Bob Stone picked up $23 from a solo birdie and runner-up spots in Porter Low Gross & Low Putts. The Porter Low Gross the winner was Mike Gannon who added a Partners 1st and 1/3 share of a birdie for his $20 day. For a hard earned $18 Ron Troncatty fired a sizzling 75 to claim the Super Low Gross award, a Net 2nd, and his 1/3 share of the dissected birdie while that birdies' final segment went to Bruce Simon which, along with his Partners 2nd, paid out $9. The 2nd Net and 2nd Partners placings earned $7 for Ted Winship and a modest Two Bucks apiece meandered their way to Brian Oblak for Super Gross 2nd, and to John Moskoff & Mike Belson who partnered up for a 3rd place.
Congrats to the USGA and the Royal and Ancient, for finally playing attention to the DPTGG and adopting our rule re: lost balls and balls out of bounds. I think they may be ever more liberal than us, allowing the ball to be dropped inside the fairway if we read it correctly. No gigs this past month, but plenty of birthdays to report.. We missed two in December, Paul Ventura on the 9th, and Jim "the plumber" Sabbe on boxing day (12/26). In January, the two Teds add yet another year, Winship on the 21st and White on the 25th. The kid Bob Planck lights candles on he 28th, and the venerable Joe Cala blows out considerably more of them on the 29th..Sunny Weiss came off of he disabled list last month, and after an unscheduled hip dislocation Jim Jacobs had to delay his return to the lists. Hopefully soon after mid January.. Happily Danny Chambers paid us a visit at the Balboa scramble, and led his team to a $15 profit. Yeah!!
GOLF'S NEW RULES: MAJOR CHANGES
Much like the one above, there are a variety of new rulings that have been adopted by the United States Golf Association which we will incorporate into our weekly Tournaments. Many of these changes were designed to increase the speed of play which has always been our primary concern as a group. Please review and become familiar with each as all new rules will be enforced by our committee (except where local rules override) via the low handicap player in each group. Please review each of these new rules by visiting the Golf's New Rules: Major Changes on the USGA website.